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14th April 2020

Bringing you something new each week

Opening up a new topic every week, we want you to join us in our online webinar learning series.   Featuring a professional in the field, someone who is simply passionate and full of innovative ideas or one of our in-house consultants, each week we'll bring something new to explore.  Ranging from biophilic design and the power of nature to how we can make a difference with green infrastructure in our cities, we're going to spend 20 minutes a week in a live discussion sharing what we've found out with you! 

Over the next few weeks we need to support each other more than ever.  Join in on the discussion, learn something new and we can get through this together. 

Did you know positivity is contagious?  That's something we actually do want and need to catch right now, so join us and let's make a difference!

Our first live session will be at 11:00 am on Thursday 16th April.  Keep an eye on this page for updates on the new topics each week. 

Incorporating well-being into design 

Evidence highlighting the connection between our mental well-being and nature is growing.  But are we adapting the way we live and work to reflect these findings?  What if our built surroundings could encourage a better state of mind, encouraging happiness, health and consequently ability to focus and productivity?

In this 20 minute discussion we explore the changes we can make within design and how these changes affect the way we feel.  

This live webinar took place on Thursday 23rd April.  If you couldn't make it, click the link below for the recording.

A Scientific Approach to Urban Greening

...with Liverpool's URBAN GreenUP Scheme

Featuring Dr Juliet Staples, Senior Project Manager of the URBAN GreenUP scheme, we'll be discussing the several visionary schemes around the city as part of a world-wide effort to develop and validate a methodology for urban greening that will lay the foundations for other cities to work from.
Focusing on the science behind the solutions, we'll find out not only how they are overcoming the challenges of re-introducing nature into a crowded city, but also the value they are proving for the community and the environment.

This live webinar took place on Thursday 7th May.  If you couldn't make it, click the link below for the recording.

Image showing an area where urban greening concepts have been introduced, including 'floating islands', with a backdrop of the cities infrastructure

Understanding The Value of Biodiverse Landscapes

Joined by Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Specialist Ashley Welch, we'll be discussing the value of incorporating biodiversity into our schemes, specifically for local ecology, real estate and the community. 

As we view our cities as ecosystems, we'll open up why biodiversity should be at the forefront of urban planning, and the broader value we can prove by incorporating green infrastructure into our cities. 

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